November 3rd, 2012, 10:00am – 12:00pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 4M31 (Manitoba Hall), 515 Portage Avenue
Within our lifetime over half of the world’s population will be living without access to safe water and sanitation. Eight year old Vanessa and her parents walk almost a mile down the cliffs of El Alto in Bolivia to collect water from an unreliable well every day. Yet they live just a few hundred metres from their city’s main water treatment plant and can see millions of gallons just beyond the barbed wire fence. They are victims of increasing water commodification. The struggle for this precious resource is explored through compelling stories of families living in Bolivia, Detroit, Dar Es Salaam and Rajestan.